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Be kind to county this election season

Robin Long of Suttons Bay is looking for a “kinder, gentler” county amidst the unsavory statements made this political season.  More...

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Local News

Bay View bankruptcy leaves governments owed $350,000

After nearly four years, a federal court’s bankruptcy decision involving what was once billed as the largest single development project in Leelanau County has left cashstrapped Suttons Bay Public School owed a sizable amount in taxes.  More...

Few teachers opt out of unions

A “right to work” law approved in Michigan appears to have had a very minor impact on teacher unions in Leelanau County.  Just three of the 143 educators employed by the four public school districts in the county have opted out of me More...

Northport accepts golf course donation amidst many questions

It appears that Leelanau County has its first municipal golf course.  The Northport Village Council last week accepted by 5-2 votes a donation of Northport Creek Golf Course from developer Bill Collins and a management plan from Northport Creek More...

Life in Leelanau

Dispatch Blotter

Oct. 1, 9:21 a.m. — Leelanau Township — Caller would like a check on her 3½-year-old grandson.  Oct. 1, 1:48 p.m. — Solon Township — Scam call. More...

Looking Back…

5 YEARS AGO  October 8, 2009  More...

Ferry and mail service a Fishtown family tradition since 1917

Editor’s note: The following story was reprinted with permission from Okemos author Laurie Kay Sommers and the Fishtown Preservation Society. More...

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Winning and losing

In the end, it took a federal judge to do what the Leelanau-Benzie Health Department should have done, which is to apologize to former health director Bill Crawford for how he has been treated. More...

Profiting from a non-profit

And then there is the regional “non-profit” group called Northern Michigan Substance Abuse Services that phased out Sept. More...

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Courts

Domestic charges dismissed on Darga

All domestic violence charges against Elmwood Township trustee David L. Darga have been dismissed, according to his 86th District Court file.  More...

Man, 94, awaits extradition hearing in sexual assaults

A 94-year-old man, arraigned last month in Traverse City for allegedly sexually assaulting two boys in the state of Wyoming, was released on bond on Sept 29.  William H. Bricker was arrested Sept. More...

Suttons Bay man turns himself in on contempt of court bench warrant

A 25-year-old Suttons Bay man turned himself in to the Leelanau County jail Sunday on a misdemeanor Contempt of Court bench warrant. Michael G. Warner failed to appear at a show cause hearing after a conviction of resisting and opposing police. More...

 

Sugar Loaf to auction

Sugar Loaf Resort may be sold at a “sheriff’s auction” slated for Nov. More...

County schools attract more students

The number of students in the four public districts located entirely within Leelanau County has crept up from the state-mandated count taken a year ago.  Across the county there are 1,927 students in the four districts — 36 more than the 1 More...

Color survives rain, nears peak

Heavy rains and wind last weekend came early enough to leave Leelanau’s fabled fall color change on the calendar, with peak color expected in some places on the Peninsula this weekend.  More...

Sports

Perfect finishing touch

Comets top Buckley 1-0; districts loom

The Leland boys soccer team beat Buckley 1-0 Monday to wrap up a perfect Northwest Conference season. The league finale was also Parent’s Night for the Comets, who were scoreless at the half. More...

NORTH BAY'S

NORTH BAY’S Jesus Calderon (3) tries to defend Kingsley’s Eric Pinna in first-half Northwest Conference action Monday night at Suttons Bay. See story, Page 14. More...

Norse host Kingsley with playoff implications

Suttons Bay will put a five-game win streak on the line Friday when it hosts Kingsley in a game that has playoff repercussions for both teams.  More...

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Coming Events

TODAY 10-11 a.m. — Overeaters Anonymous: 271-1060 for more info.; Leland Township Library, E. Cedar Street, Leland. 10:30 a.m. — Wigglers Story Time for preschoolers: Leelanau Township Library, Nagonaba Street, Northport. 11 a.m. More...

Letters

Vote to restore integrity in government

To the Editor: Though Michigan voters are aware that pensions are now being taxed, the homestead exemption has been eliminated, and unemployed compensation has been cut More...

County Commissioners doing excellent job

To the Editor:   I would like to commend the Leelanau County Commissioners on the excellent job that they have done running our county. More...

Shameful rightwing distortion ads

To the Editor: So, with many others, I’m watching my weekend sports shows. Over the course of these shows we get bombarded with political ads More...

Columns

Something is brewing on Halloween in Northport

The Northport Village Council got an offer it couldn’t refuse last week and it wasn’t the $2 million golf course Bill Collins donated.  At the time, it seemed like a nice and somewhat harmless gesture on the part of Karl Wizinsky an More...

Creditability issues or just more political hogwash

Normally the use of the words “hogwash and flat-out lie” would not warrant a dissertation on the impact of each word on a political campaign because those words get tossed around all the time by career politicians.  More...

Talking with: Jane Domke

Name: Jane Domke.   Town or township of residence: Leland.   Resident of county since: I came here as a summer resident and built north of town in 1990. I’ve been living here permanently since about 2000.   More...

Leelanau Log

Leelanau Log

Real estate transfers recorded in county Sept. 18 Emily A.K, Davis to the Emily Alana Kolb Davis Revocable Trust, Section 24, Empire Township. Goran Family Real Estate Trust to Larry E. Stockline and Kathleen M. More...